In Episode 16 we talk with Jules Dervaes of the Path to Freedom . Our discussion ranged from how Monsanto has gained control of Mother Natures seeds and have exploited them for profit, to discussions on self-sustainability and what Jules is doing in his own life to be self-dependent.

Listen to the podcast – 1 hr 5 min

From the mail bag:

Hello I am SGT Allen C currently stationed in Iraq.  My Family lives in Texas on an army base where gardening is limited to nonexistent how ever mixed in with the pretty flowers right out side my front door I raise thyme, lemon balm, sage, rosemary, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Oregano, Cilantro, Garlic, Onions,St. Johns Wort, Feverfew, Grapes, Blackberries, Raspberries.  12X4 ft area on either side of the front door.  In the back with more privacy we have Strawberries, Fig trees, cucumbers, 3 different squash, 3 different lettuces, peas, broccoli, Potatoes, Oca, carrots, chili peppers bel peppers and some others plants I cant remember at the moment.  We are not allowed to have animals but I stock the freezer with wild game each year.  My 14 year old and my parents have bee hives on my parents property about 30 miles from the base.  Ten to twenty times a year we gather wild bees that invade homes and offices. It is a money maker and all we have to do is replace the queen and we have a new hive.

I tell you this to let you know that even on military bases you can provide for yourself to an extent.  Thank you for setting a good example.  We Americans have become too dependent of store shelves and given the markets too much pricing power.  This is the biggest act of rebelling against the system or status quo that is neither destructive or self defeating that I can think of.

Keep up the good work.  Thank you for your guidance and inspiration.

SGT Allen C
Black Heart Cadueca


  1. Rhonda says:

    Wow. I just listened. Very eye opening, that’s for sure! I’m sure I’ll be buying more seeds from you and next season I’ll start keeping seeds myself!

    What a great family you Dervaes’ are!

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